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  • Justin Hartley Was Almost Not ‘Y&R’s’ New Adam Newman?

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    JPI Studios
    As they celebrated their first anniversary as hosts of "Soap Box with Lilly & Martha" on Thursday, August 21, former daytime soap stars Lilly Melgar ("General Hospital") and Martha Madison ("Days of our Lives") had soap journalist Michael Maloney, talent manager Michael Bruno and online soap reporter Michael Fairman on as guests as they discussed the week's biggest soap opera news. No story was bigger this past week than the news of Justin Hartley ("Passions," "Revenge," "Mistresses") returning to daytime television to portray a recast Adam Newman on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." According to Bruno, however, there... READ MORE
  • Soap Secrets Revealed: ‘GH’s’ Anthony Geary, ‘B&B’s’ John McCook, ‘DAYS’ Casting Director and More Discuss 2013’s Resurgence of The Soaps!

    It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and... READ MORE
  • William J. Bell Biography Now Available In Paperback

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    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    You’ve no doubt devoured the hard cover version of The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell, the biography detailing William J. Bell, the late daytime legend, former talk show host and “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” creator, and now there’s a lighter version you can easily carry to the beach this summer! READ MORE
  • Just As ‘General Hospital’ Turns 50, Soap Celebrates With Best Ratings In Five Years

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    In a report by Variety, Michael Maloney talks with "General Hospital's" leading man, Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), who explains that the renewed success of the soap can be directly credited to its head writer and executive producer. READ MORE
  • THE GREAT DEBATE: Prospect Park Defends Its Sexier and Edgier Content

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    Since it was first announced that Prospect Park's The OnLine Network was looking to once again revive "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," after they were canceled by ABC in 2011, it has been said that the company planned to take the shows into a sexier and edgier environment. In a recent teaser released by iTunes for its launch of the two soaps, Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord, "OLTL") is heard saying, "My agent said, 'What do you want in this contract?' I said, 'No nudity!" Fans shouldn't expect anything too racy on either show as Prospect Park... READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: ‘B&B’ Loses Another ‘Core Four’ Cast Member!

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    Cliff Lipson/CBS
    Soaps In Depth is reporting that CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is about to lose another "core four" member as Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) has informed producers and the shows writing team that she plans to leave the series at the end of her newly signed short-term contract. Flannery, like the departing Ronn Moss (soon-to-be ex-Ridge Forrester), has been with the show since it debuted on March 23, 1987 - more than 25 years ago! READ MORE
  • Susan Flannery Added to Today’s Book Signing

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    Cliff Lipson/CBS
    Soap Opera Network has learned that Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, "The Bold and the Beautiful") has been added to the "Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell" book signing being held today from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Barnes & Noble located at 4820 Telephone Road Ventura, CA 93003. READ MORE
  • Attending ‘The Young and Restless Life’ Book Signing on Saturday, 8/18? Read This Before Arrival!

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    Barnes & Noble
    For those of you attending the Saturday, August 18 book signing of "The Young and the Restless Life of William J. Bell," with co-authors Lee Phillip Bell and Michael Maloney, along with Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester, "The Bold and the Beautiful"), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, "The Young and the Restless") and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore, "The Young and the Restless"), who are all scheduled to attend, please take note of the following information courtesy of Barnes & Noble Ventura, which will be hosting the event. READ MORE
  • UPDATE: Book Signing: Meet Lee Phillip Bell and Michael Maloney

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    CBS
    On Saturday, August 18, Lee Phillip Bell (pictured right, with William J. Bell) and Michael Maloney (Soaps in Depth), co-authors of "The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell" will be signing copies of their book at Barnes & Nobles Ventura from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PT. READ MORE
  • Ronn Moss Leaving ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ After 25 Years!

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    Gilles Toucas
    According to Entertainment Weekly's Tanner Stransky, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is about to lose 25 year veteran Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester) after a contract dispute between the actor and the soap opera over salary hit a snag. A rep for Bell-Phillip Television, which produces "B&B," confirmed Moss' exit to Weekly. READ MORE